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by emorrp1
Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: CLI Tutorial
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: CLI Tutorial

I always recommend the http://inx.maincontent.net/ distro, as it boots from a live CD, has no X, so no GUI, so total immersion, but it has cool terminal menus that are very easy to use, and then it has a really easy to follow tutorial built in too.
by emorrp1
Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need help with scripting for some tutorials
Replies: 11
Views: 1106

Re: Need help with scripting for some tutorials

well, I tested the wine function quite thoroughly, but good call about cd first. Oh yeah, I forgot that you can put the alias in the function because it's expanded on function definition, so padsp will then work. Anyway, to make it work in the Menu and the terminal, you need to turn it into a script...
by emorrp1
Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:44 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: GRUB choice
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: GRUB choice

yeah, what mick said :p It's the BIOS that's responsible for what happens before GRUB, so it's just about possible that trying something like the openBIOS will speed it up for you, but it's by no means simple.
by emorrp1
Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:40 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: live CD to... RAM!
Replies: 7
Views: 1454

Re: live CD to... RAM!

My system monitor says 540MB, so I'd guess around about 384MB, so add that to the 2.2GB base install size and you have c.3GB. http://inx.maincontent.net/ is much smaller than Mint, so you can use the to RAM option easily enough.
by emorrp1
Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {SOLVED}No .bash_profile?
Replies: 2
Views: 15198

Re: No .bash_profile?

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[01:42 503 ~] $ head -3 .profile 
# ~/.profile: executed by the command interpreter for login shells.
# This file is not read by bash(1), if ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bash_login
# exists.
You can either append your path in .profile or .bashrc, both will work e.g.: PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH"
by emorrp1
Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Updates & Package management
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: Updates & Package management

mintUpdate > Edit > Preferences > Check the Level 5 updates Visible box.
by emorrp1
Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can not find server (mint upload)SOLVED
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Can not find server (mint upload)

yes, the "Default" service hasn't worked since June-ish I'm afraid. I'm hoping to get some community-supported servers working with it.
by emorrp1
Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: GRUB choice
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: GRUB choice

basically, no. At least you wouldn't gain any time in doing so, even if it were possible. It's the unloading of programs from RAM and saving sessions that takes the time to shutdown (which you could bypass with a hard reset, but I don't recommend it)
by emorrp1
Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need help with scripting for some tutorials
Replies: 11
Views: 1106

Re: Need help with scripting for some tutorials

Husse could be right, I don't have much experience with wine, but it seems to me it's a quoting issue. Unfortunately I played around with it a bit, but couldn't work out the correct quoting method, have you tried putting the contents of STEAMEXE3 inline, to bypass the issue? (wine_steam3 $HOME/.wine...
by emorrp1
Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Add VPN support to Mint by default
Replies: 15
Views: 8404

Re: Add VPN support to Mint by default

For individual network card support Mint cannot be beaten, except (as Fred mentioned) by the manufacturers releasing drivers/hardware specs. Whenever a new package (and its associated dependencies!!!!) is suggested for default install, you have to consider the space impact (in terms of a few MB) as ...
by emorrp1
Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: live CD to... RAM!
Replies: 7
Views: 1454

Re: live CD to... RAM!

rob2uk wrote:There's always the PAE kernel...
since we're talking about liveCD, you're assuming Mint uses this by default, which it may well do, but really, if you've got that much RAM, you should be on 64bit unless you've got an amazing reason (you can use flash in a 32bit virtual machine if you need to)
by emorrp1
Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need help with scripting for some tutorials
Replies: 11
Views: 1106

Re: Need help with scripting for some tutorials

EDIT: I took so long to investigate that you've replied since, having found the function, ah well, enjoy using ${HOME} in the aliases in place of /home/verdow makes them more portable dir/./wine is identical to dir/wine your main problem is that aliases are for commands, whereas the command in the w...
by emorrp1
Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:03 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: live CD to... RAM!
Replies: 7
Views: 1454

Re: live CD to... RAM!

Note that this would only be useful to people on 64-bit as you'd need at least 3G of RAM to make it feasible, but yes running INX entirely from RAM was satisfying.
by emorrp1
Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Support for Silverlight applications
Replies: 12
Views: 3537

Re: Support for Silverlight applications

I wouldn't like the idea that it was installed and activated by default Well, in that case, I hope you're not using Gloria or Helena, as they both have it installed and activated by default. It's the code that is free and is what Clem judges it on, rather than some ideology/company influence worrie...
by emorrp1
Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint Upgrades vs Keeping the Same Edition
Replies: 9
Views: 2152

Re: Mint Upgrades vs Keeping the Same Edition

I'm afraid XP is the exception rather than the rule when it comes to support contracts. You can quite easily bet you won't be able to keep your (desktop) win 7 machines in support for 7-8 years as Microsoft (probably) won't make the same mistake again. Additionally I bet none of your XP machines hav...
by emorrp1
Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint Upgrades vs Keeping the Same Edition
Replies: 9
Views: 2152

Re: Mint Upgrades vs Keeping the Same Edition

Mint 6 broke when I tried to upgrade to 7. I left Mint for Sabayon then, but it broke when I upgrade, too. I like Mint best, but as you can see I'm worried and tired of it breaking when I upgrade (it even broke updating once). sorry, I didn't really mean upgrade, I always recommend a fresh-install,...
by emorrp1
Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Caching server
Replies: 1
Views: 573

Re: Caching server

hey, if you're looking at things like that, and you have multiple similar machines, you'll definitely want to look at apt-cacher-ng for equivalent caching of the debs. I use it all the time for playing with VMs. Then again squid might effectively do this for you. At the moment, it looks like your po...
by emorrp1
Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: where the "software source" is?
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: where the "software source" is?

Right, I have investigated this issue thoroughly. 1) to use the updated gcin packages, you can simply use Synaptic > Settings > Repositories click "new" add "http://debian.luna.com.tw/jaunty/" to the URI field, and "./" to the distro (for some reason luna uses an odd he...
by emorrp1
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need help with scripting for some tutorials
Replies: 11
Views: 1106

Re: Need help with scripting for some tutorials

well, you could do something like this in .bashrc: WP=wine_program WV=1.1.32 alias wine='WINEPREFIX=~/.$WP ~/.wine-$WV/wine' that'd give you a default program dir and a default wine version, so that "wine setup.exe" is invisibly expanded to "WINEPREFIX=/home/user/.wine_program/ /home/...
by emorrp1
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint Upgrades vs Keeping the Same Edition
Replies: 9
Views: 2152

Re: Mint Upgrades vs Keeping the Same Edition

Hopefully, when Mint Debian appears, we'll have a rolling release. The support timings mean there're several upgrade cycles that'll work quite happily: 1) upgrade every 6 months, either immediately when released (or even the RC) or after a delay for stability/convenience 2) upgrade every year, (6-mo...

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